42 minutes | Sep 13, 2018

Amber Wood: Mind-Body Connections, Discovering Purpose, and Shifting Authority

In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Amber Wood—licensed clinician specializing in functional and evolutionary medicine.Amber Wood is passionate about medicine that is natural, evidence-based, and effective. Her primary goal is to help restore vitality. Amber brings a wealth of knowledge as a clinician to both her personal life and her clients. When she became a mother, Amber decided it was much like being an extreme, endurance athlete. She learned the critical role of managing stress, eating well and resting enough, discovering that overdoing it combined with the wrong diet can equal serious health consequences.Prior to studying medicine, Amber trained as dancer and traveled extensively. This led to problems with her joints, hormones, and energy at a young age. Like many people, she suffered from gut issues that didn't make sense and often affected her in strange ways. She discovered how much she needed a healthy immune system in order to handle stress.Today, Amber works with people who are fed up with being in pain, having low energy, and not sleeping well. If you want to trust your body, feel at home in your skin, and live a full, vital life, then Amber Wood is your person. She instructs folks along the lines of true medicine, noting that the best medicine catches and prevents disease before it is full blown.As you’ll hear in our conversation, Amber Wood utilizes a rich meditation practice to inform a humane and empowering orientation to holistic health and healing. We met on a recent meditation retreat, and I just loved what she had to say about holistic healing practices and especially the role of hormones in mental health. I hope you enjoy!Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3c4l8AO1MuwWatch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakingupbipolar/videos/718224531849307/Visit Amber Wood's website: https://amberwoodhealth.ca/JOIN THE DISCUSSION at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupbipolarChris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.comGoogle Play | google.wakingupbipolar.comStitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.comTuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.comwakingupbipolar.com
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